Clive Anderson is the chairman, with regulars John Sessions and Stephen Fry.


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The Animals Rap, 'Goldilocks', Wayne and Sharon discuss double-glazing...
Hear how the hit TV show began, here on the wireless.
Ad-libbed comedy based on audience suggestions.
Regulars John Sessions and Stephen Fry are joined by Lenny Henry and Dawn French.
1) Authors: "Big Cars Burning".
Stephen - PG Wodehouse, Dawn - Claire Rayner, Lenny - Stephen King, John - D.H.
Lawrence; 2) Wrong Theme Tune: The Money Programme - Dawn & Lenny.
Theme: "Playschool" (children's programme).
Wrong Theme Tune: State Opening of Parliament (TV Special) - John & Stephen.
Theme: "BBC Cricket".
Every Other Line: Lenny trying to tell a mafia boss (John, reads) that he's just killed his daughter.
End line: "Oh no, not again!" (Play: "Lady Windermere's Fan").
Every Other Line: A job interview - Stephen and Dawn (reads).
End line: "That's all you get, personal services." (Play: "Lady Audley's Secret").
Two Characters: Baked Beans.
Stephen & John - Professors of English Literature.
Two Characters: Double Glazing.
Wayne (Lenny) and Sharon (Dawn) on their first date.
Rap: Animals.
Change of Company: Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Stephen - daddy bear, Dawn - mummy bear, John - baby bear, Lenny - Goldilocks.
Dentists, policemen, cavemen, astronauts, football commentators, DJs, Australians.
World's Worst: Guests coming to Clive's party.
Winner: Dawn French.
The world's worst party guests, the improvised rap...
hear how the hit TV show began, on BBC 7.
In the classic improvisation game, Lenny Henry, Dawn French, John Sessions and Stephen Fry do the Animals Rap.
From 1988.
The world's worst party guests, the improvised rap...hear how the hit TV show began.
Clive Anderson and the famed improvisation game with Lenny Henry, Dawn French, John Sessions and Stephen Fry.
The famed improvisation game with Lenny Henry, Dawn French, John Sessions and Stephen Fry.
From January 1988.
It ran for 10 series on Channel 4 and found success in America, but the hit TV improvisation game actually started life on BBC radio.
When it began in January 1988, this show adopted a format with two regular team captains - Fry and Sessions and two guests each week, with Colin Sell at the piano.
In this first edition of the pioneering series, John Sessions, Dawn French, Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry are tasked to improvise by series chairman Clive Anderson.
Rounds include ghastly guests at a party and Goldilocks and the Three Bears performed as never before.
Devised and compiled by Mark Leveson. Additional material by Martin Booth.
Producer: Dan Patterson.
 
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With Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, John Sessions and Enn Reitel.
From January 1988.
Clive Anderson and the famed improvisation game with Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, John Sessions and Enn Reitel.
Clive Anderson presides over mayhem caused by regulars John Sessions and Stephen Fry and guests Hugh Laurie and Enn Reitel.
Authors: "Seduction of a Fish".
Stephen - Sir Arthur Conan "the Barbarian" Doyle, Hugh - Enid Blyton, Enn - Dashiell Hammett, John - Ernest Hemmingway.
Genre Option: A policeman discovering a burglar - Stephen & Enn.
Horror, Saturday Grandstand, Shakespeare Political Broadcast.
Genre Option: A customer complaining to a waiter - Hugh & John.
Gone With The Wind, Carry On, Bogart, Batman.
Wrong Theme Tune: Open University: Splitting the Atom - Stephen & Hugh.
Theme: "That's Life" (consumer affairs).
Wrong Theme Tune: Star Trek - John & Enn.
Theme: "Eastenders".
Every Other Line: A bank manager (John) interviewing somebody who's come to ask about his overdraft (Hugh, reads).
End line: "Get up off your knees." (Play: "The Ticket-Of-Leave Man").
Every Other Line: A junior officer (Stephen) trying to speak to the general (Enn, reads) while the battle is going rather badly, trying to get instructions, panic in a battle scene.
End line: "Get that wet thing out of my ear." (Play: "The Importance of Being Earnest").
Party Pieces: Stephen & Hugh as salesmen trying to sell self-raising flour.
Party Pieces: Enn & John perform Sherlock Holmes & Dr Watson discovering a dead body, as played by Ronald Reagan & Laurence Olivier.
Rap: Fruit.
World's Worst: Characters hauling themselves up onto Clive's liferaft in the South Pacific.
Winner: John Sessions.
Credits: As Edward Fox.
Clive Anderson presides over regulars John Sessions and Stephen Fry, with guests Hugh Laurie and Enn Reitel.
Featuring a lecture on splitting the atom in the style of 'That's Life'.
Contestants include Hugh Laurie.
Featuring a lecture on splitting the atom in the style of 'That's Life' and The Fruit Rap.
With Clive Anderson in the chair.

The famed improvisation game with Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, John Sessions and Enn Reitel.
Clive Anderson hosts the famed improvisation game with Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, John Sessions and Enn Reitel. From January 1988.
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Clive Anderson is joined by Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Jimmy Mulville and Nonny Williams.
Clive Anderson anchors the improvisations with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Jimmy Mulville and Nonny Williams. From January 1988.
The classic improvisation show with audience suggestions.
Starring Jimmy Mulville, Nonny Williams, John Sessions and Stephen Fry.
Jimmy Mulville and Nonny Williams join John Sessions and Stephen Fry for ad-libbed comedy.
Clive Anderson presides over the mayhem.
join John Sessions and Stephen Fry.
Clive Anderson hosts the improv show with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Jimmy Mulville and Nonny Williams.
From January 1988.
Jimmy Mulville and Nonny Williams join John Sessions and Stephen Fry.
Clive Anderson anchors the improvisations with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Jimmy Mulville and Nonny Williams.
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More ad-lib fun with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Kate Robbins and Griff Rhys-Jones.
Clive Anderson hosts more ad-lib fun with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Kate Robbins and Griff Rhys-Jones. From January 1998.
Jimmy Mulville and Nonny Williams join John Sessions and Stephen Fry.
More ad-lib fun with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Kate Robbins and Griff Rhys-Jones as footballers discuss nuclear disarmament.
More improvised hilarity with Stephen Fry, John Sessions and host Clive 'er' Anderson.
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Clive Anderson is joined by Stephen Fry, John Sessions, John Bird and Jimmy Mulville.
Clive Anderson marshals more improvisations with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, John Bird and Jimmy Mulville. From January 1988.
Clive Anderson marshals more improvisations with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, John Bird and Jimmy Mulville.
From January 1988.
Improvise a title from these words - Line, Anyway, It, Is, Whose.
Hilarity with Jimmy Mulville, John Bird and the regulars.
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Clive Anderson is joined by Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Rory Bremner and Jon Glover.
Clive Anderson referees the improvisations of Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Rory Bremner and Jon Glover.
Improvise a title from these words - Line, Anyway, It, Is, Whose.
Hilarity with Rory Bremner and Jon Glover and the regulars.
Stephen Fry and John Sessions are joined by celebrity guests for more improvised chicanery.
From February 1998.
Improvisational delights from 1988 - with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Rory Bremner and Jon Glover.
Clive Anderson keeps control.
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More improvised hilarity with Stephen Fry, John Sessions and host Clive Anderson.
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Featuring a lecture on splitting the atom in the style of 'That's Life' and The Fruit Rap...
With Clive Anderson in the chair.
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Footballers and game show hosts 'debate' nuclear disarmament, and 'The Plumber and the Housewife Musical'.
With Clive Anderson.
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Clive Anderson and the famed improvisation game with Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, John Sessions and Enn Reitel.
From January 1988.
With Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, John Sessions and Enn Reitel.
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Clive Anderson is joined by Stephen Fry, John Sessions, John Bird and Jimmy Mulville.
Clive Anderson marshals more improvisations with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, John Bird and Jimmy Mulville.
From January 1988.
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Clive Anderson marshals more improvisations with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, John Bird and Jimmy Mulville.
From January 1988.
Clive Anderson is joined by Stephen Fry, John Sessions, John Bird and Jimmy Mulville.
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Clive Anderson and the famed improvisation game with Lenny Henry, Dawn French, John Sessions and Stephen Fry.
From January 1988.
The famed improvisation game with Lenny Henry, Dawn French, John Sessions and Stephen Fry.
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More ad-lib fun with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Kate Robbins and Griff Rhys-Jones.
Clive Anderson hosts more ad-lib fun with Stephen Fry, John Sessions, Kate Robbins and Griff Rhys-Jones.
From January 1998.
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The famed improvisation game with Lenny Henry, Dawn French, John Sessions and Stephen Fry.
Clive Anderson and the famed improvisation game with Lenny Henry, Dawn French, John Sessions and Stephen Fry.
From January 1988.
    

Duration

  • 30 Minutes

Genre

  • Comedy
  • Games & Quizzes
  • Entertainment

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